Employers have a duty to report certain dangerous occurrences and accidents at work to the Local Authority who will investigate any incidents. The outcome of these enquiries usually involves the giving of advice to the employer. If a blatant breach of requirements is identified as the main reason for an accident happening, then formal action will be taken.
This service provides installation of security gates across footpaths and alleyways in residential areas and housing estates in order to combat crime.
Police and partner agencies deal with reported incidents of noise and rowdy behaviour in public places resulting from solvent abuse
Police and partner agencies deal with reported incidents of begging and vagrancy in the local area
Police and partner agencies deal with hoax calls made to emergency services.
Police and partner agencies deal with reported incidents of noise and rowdy behaviour in public places which is causing a nuisance to other members of the public
Police and partner agencies deal with reported incidents malicious or nuisance communication to members of the public
Police and partner agencies deal with incidents of noise and rowdy behaviour in private property which is causing a nuisance to neighbours
Police and partner agencies deal with incidents of noise and rowdy behaviour as a result of street drinking
Police and partner agencies deal with incidents of noise and rowdy behaviour involving vehicles
Investigation of the cause of fires where arson is suspected.
Advice on measures which can be taken by businesses and residents to reduce the likelihood of arson on their premises.
The local fire authority can provide advice to residents and business on the installation of automatic fire alarms and on the testing of such alarm systems following installation or any building/redecoration work undertaken in the alarmed area.
This service generally operates during the hours of popular use of a beach. Its purpose is primarily to ensure the safety of beach users and to prevent anti-social behaviour which disturbs other beach users.
Channel is an early intervention scheme, which provides support to anyone identified as being at risk of radicalisation and vulnerable to being drawn into terrorism and. It provides tailored individual support. to vulnerable children and adults of any faith, ethnicity or background before they become involved in criminal terrorist related activity. As part of the channel strategy each responsible local authority is required to set up an assessment and support panel for it's area.
A Civil Injunction is designed to stop or prevent individuals engaging in anti-social behaviour quickly before the behaviour beings to escalate. It can offer fast and effective protection for victims and communities and set a clear standard of behaviour for perpetrators. A wide range of agencies can make use of the Civil Injunction including local councils, the Police and residential social landlords.
The local fire authority will help residents and businesses minimise the risk of fire in their homes or place of work by providing advice on fire prevention and protection.
A Community Protection Notice can be issued to stop a business, organisation or person over the age of 16 committing anti-social behaviour which spoils the community's quality of life. It can be used to deal with particular on-going problems or nuisances which negatively impact on or affect the community, by targeting those responsible. It can cover a wide range of anti-social behaviours and can be used against a wide range of perpetrators.
Crime, fear of crime and anti-social behaviour is an important consideration for local communities. Various agencies, including the local council and police, work with the community to reduce crime and risks to safety and to maintain quality of life for people who live, work and visit the area.
Wardens deal with a range of quality of life issues, such as keeping neighbourhoods clean, removing graffiti and reporting any issues to the relevant organisations and authorities. The Wardens work with the Police and other agencies to help reduce crime, the fear of crime and all types of antisocial behaviour.
The Prevent duty for local authorities is concerned with working with partners to reduce support for terrorism of all kinds, challenge extremists whose views are shared by terrorist organisations and challenging and isolating extremists operating on the internet.
A criminal behaviour order may be issued against a person who has been convicted of an offence to tackle the most persistently anti-social individuals who are also engaged in criminal activity. Breach of the order is a criminal offence.
The council can apply for a Criminal Behaviour Order against seriously antisocial individuals. The order can be applied for on conviction for any criminal offence in any criminal court. A Criminal Behaviour Order can also require perpetrators to address the underlying causes of their behaviour, such as substance misuse, alcohol abuse or anger management.
Police and partner agencies, including the local council, deal with reported incidents of criminal damage to residential property in the local area.
Police and partner agencies, including the local council, deal with reported incidents of criminal damage to business and other non-residential property in the local area.
Police and partner agencies, including the local council, deal with reported incidents of general criminal damage in the local area.
Police and partner agencies, including the local council, deal with reported incidents of criminal damage to personal and public property (other than buildings) in the local area.
Police and partner agencies, including the local council, deal with reported incidents of criminal damage to vehicles in the local area.
A Designated Public Place Order (DPPO) places restrictions on public drinking in areas where communities have experienced alcohol related disorder or nuisance. Designating a 'public place' provides the police with powers to require the surrender of alcohol and containers from people who are over 18 years old.
Ensuring that firefighting activities are carried out with minimum risk to fire officers and to members of the public.
Fire risk management and business continuity planning in the local community.
The local fire authority have a responsibility to check water hydrants in their station area on an annual basis for defects and to ensure that they are serviceable and ready for use in the event of a fire.
Businesses that provide residential services are required to comply with specific fire safety duties, which may include notifications to or consultation with the local authority.
Educating children in schools on fire safety and ensure that schools are trained in evacuation procedures and carry out fire evacuation drills.
Fire safety training for employees is a legal requirement under fire legislation. The local fire brigade run courses for fire wardens and marshals on fire prevention, fire safety, use of breathing apparatus and for managers who are responsible for determining fire safety procedures.
A local authority provides guidance leaflets and materials for organisers of firework displays for the public, retailers selling fireworks, schools and the media, including the firework safety code.
Local authorities are required to log and monitor instances of serious crime directed at a victim for religious or racial reasons. At present in the UK legislation currently applies to England and Wales only.
Neighbourhood Policing teams work within their communities to understand local priorities - whether that's tackling anti-social behaviour, dealing with problems caused by drug use, or stopping alcohol-related crime. Every community throughout England and Wales now has a dedicated Neighbourhood Policing team in place to solve local problems. The teams provide a visible and contactable presence in the community and work hard to keep neighbourhoods safe.
In certain circumstances, premises that are associated with anti-social behaviour such as noise nuisance, drug dealing or disorder can be temporarily closed by local authorities and authorised Environmental Health Officers for a period of 24 hours.
Advice and support to those who feel that they are being harassed at home, in the workplace, in public, at school. Depending on the nature of the harassment and the age of the victim this may involve other authorities such as the police, legal services, education services, child protection agencies etc.
Public Space Protection Orders specify an area where activities are taking place that are or may likely be detrimental to the local community’s quality of life. PSPOs impose conditions or restrictions on people using that area, such as alcohol bans or putting up gates.
Publication of the procedure and conditions under which CCTV evidence may be released to third party organisations (police, statutory authorities etc.) or to members of the public.
The local authority are responsible for ensuring that there is no danger to the public caused by disused mines, quarries or tips in their area. The authority can require the owners to carry out remedial work where such a site is potentially unsafe or may carry out the remedial work and reclaim expenses where the owner fails to act on notice to do so.
Anyone wishing to hold an event open to the public in a temporary structure must apply for a permit to do so. The local fire authority will need to ensure that fire safety regulations have been complied with before such a permit can be issued.
Closed circuit television (CCTV) is designed to take measures to prevent and detect street crime such as assault, vehicle theft, drugs offences etc. The council are responsible (often in consultation with local police) for the siting and monitoring of town centre CCTV cameras.
The council should have a strategic approach to town planning and use which aims to reduce the incidence of crime. This may include the use of CCTV, good lighting, landscaping, supervised car parks etc.
The local authority implement measures aimed at preventing vandalism within the area (CCTV, wardens, improved street lighting etc.) and provide advice and information on measures which can be taken by individuals to deter vandals and how to notify the council about incidents of vandalism. Where the vandalism has taken place on public property the council will carry out repairs.
Support and advice to victims of crime and people who are witnesses to crimes.